Planning a site of any scale required some sort planning.

The larger the site, the more in depth the plan should be.

Regardless if you're creating a site for yourself or a client, having a written plan is imperative and make or break a successful website.

There are 9 phases with the web development process and they are the following:

  1. Define the scope of the project
  2. Plan the project
  3. Identify and develop the design and content
  4. Merge content with design
  5. Production and implementation
  6. Test
  7. Deploy
  8. Evolve
  9. Maintenance and updates
Let's jump into each one now shall we?

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Incognito Premium
Awesome resource Jay, thanks!
Kyle Premium Plus
Planning is an important step in the actual development of your site, whether it is a relative or absolute most cases, it will likely be a site targeting a niche. Get your domain, research the audience, then architect your site on paper or within an online document. This will lead to much more efficiency and ultimately site success.

Great piece here Jay!
jatdebeaune Premium
Absolutely fantastic Jay. Thank you. I'm printing the whole tutorial to keep by my side. I just reviewed the recording of the Friday WAbinar and loved it. Been ruminating on a project for a while, thinking it through. Your tutorial is helping a great deal.
Labman Premium Plus
Thanks for the awesome rehash of your WAbinar. The more times I look at this the closer I'll be to getting it done. Thing is, I've had this in the back of my mind for a while now. Just needed this sort of thing to codify the project. Thanks!
Carson Premium Plus
Awesome tutorial Jay! This is going to help many people learn about authority sites, and decide if one is something they are interested in building. Authority sites take time to build but the rewards are many!